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William Allen White

William White’s Answers

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  • How can I drop the assault in the 4th degree charge against my husband?

    he was arrested at our home and released without bail the next day. he plead not guilty and hearing is in 2 weeks

    William’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you are not able to "drop" the charge. The prosecuting authority files a criminal charge and is the one who decides whether to drop (dismiss) a criminal charge. What you can do to help your husband is to hire him a qualified attorney to represent him. If he is convicted of a Domestic Violence offense he will carry the label as a "DV Perpetrator". This has ramifications of mandatory treatment for violence, anger, alcohol, drugs and mental health. Jail time is also available to the court. A DV designation can affect his ability to rent/buy a home as well as participate in activities with children. Be sure to find out if there is a No Contact Order which will likely prevent hiim from having contact with you or from coming home. He needs an attorney!

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  • Ive been summoned for lewd conduct, and ive never been arrested or given a ticket what should I do i cant even remember this

    there is no details

    William’s Answer

    Your description of your problem raises many worrisome issues. Lewd conduct could be as slight as urinating in public but it could include conduct that could label you as a sex offender. Without the details no attorney can answer your question with more specifics. You need an attorney. The attorney will know what to do about protecting you from the charges the government is bringing against you. The attorney will be able to get information without making statements to the police, the prosecutor or the courts which could be used against you. Hire an attorney immediately.

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  • My boyfriend and I argued I was drunk and hit jim dont remember what happened, told the police he hit me and strangles me but it

    My boyfriend and I argued I was drunk and hit jim dont remember what happened, told the police he hit me and strangles me but its not true, cops came later that afternoon &&took pic. Without my permission I dont want him togo to jail for my mistakes

    William’s Answer

    First, if your boyfriend is arrested or charged or will be charged, he needs to get an attorney immediately. He needs to start gathering evidence to defend himself against the charges. The fact that you are willing to tell the truth will help but many prosecutors will not believe you and will claim that your "recanting" of your report to the police is a symptom of a DV pattern. Also, you need to get an attorney as you are admitting to providing false information to the police. This may lead to charges being filed against you.

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  • If take a neg driving reduced down from a dui, how much probation and days in jail would you receive/ in a plea deal?

    I am fight my second Dui for the past year and a half, they have not offered me anything except the same thing, my current lawyer is a public defender and has done nothing for me, except maybe get it dropped down to a neg driving with 5 years prob...

    William’s Answer

    Each of us attorneys are wondering why you are getting a reduction to Negligent Driving. This suggests there are serious problems with your case. The prosecuting authority is not in the business of reducing charges, especially where there is a prior offense. You must also be wary because you may likely be on probation for the first DUI and not realize it. That judge likely took five years of jurisdiction and this reduction would violate the terms of probation. It may be worth your time and money to hire an attorney to review the facts of this case prior to your agreement to the plea and sentence. Additionaly, a new law may add Ignition Interlock Device time from the Department of Licensing.

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  • 2 years ago i was charged and convicted with a dui. am i looking at jail time

    shortly after i moved to texas, causing me not to be able to fallow up on some fines and classes. i recently moved back to washington so i can take care of this. i am going to the clerks office tomorrow. will i be loking at jail time.

    William’s Answer

    For God's sake, do not go to the clerk's office tomorrow. You could be taken into custody on the spot without a good explanation for your failures to comply. Contact an attorney. We know which courts take what types of actions. We know what they will want to see from you. The attorney can protect you and eliminate or reduce the consequences for failure to comply.

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  • Can i get a new form online?

    my brother got a letter and form in the mail stating he needed to complete and mail the form so he didnt have to register anymore but we cant find the form

    William’s Answer

    I would be happy to answer you question if you provide more information. Please remember that anything you post on here can be seen by anyone. So when reposting your question be sure to keep that in mind. If you could be specific about what form you are looking for I might be of more assistance.

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  • Can my ticket be dismissed for having literally like more than half is incorrect and there is proof.

    My police report and ticket have scattered information that is wrong my name isnt even correct on the ticket. they wrote all these refusals all over everythng i would have signed if they actually read it to me and told me to sign it. They didnt br...

    William’s Answer

    A DUI case is complicated. Mistakes and inaccuracies in the report/ticket does not guarantee you a dismissal. My advice is to hire an attorney with experience in this field. This will provide you with the best opportunity for a positive resolution.

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  • Ticket for speeding 5MPH over limit (over 40) in Pierce County. Never had a speeding ticket before this. Options?

    I was driving with the flow on the left lane on I-5 in Tacoma. I thought of changing lanes but changed my mind. I didn't think I was speeding. A cop in a motorcycle directed me to park my car in the right side of the highway. He asked me for li...

    William’s Answer

    There are numerous ways to get an infraction (traffic ticket) dismissed or reduced. An attorney will know best how to fight an infraction through procedural technicalities or mistakes in the officer's report. To give yourself the best opportunity to keep this off your record, hiring an attorney would be my recommendation.

    There are specific nuances to each district/municipal court that one needs to be familiar with. I have fought traffic infractions in Tacoma for more than 30 years.

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  • Had an article 15 while in the USMC and have been already honorably discharged how long do civilian police have to charge you?

    Had an article 15 done while in the Corps however I was already having medical issues. I was just honorably disharged. Now I was wondering how long civilian police had (days, months, years) to charge you for the incident? Statue of limitations....

    William’s Answer

    Can you provide the crime/charge?

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  • Would it help to pay off a pawn on a theft of a laptop case?

    In a criminal case where potential charges are theft 2, misappropriation of accounts by a public officer, and theft 3. A credit card belonging to a community college I worked at was used to put fuel in my car. Also, a laptop was taken and pawned...

    William’s Answer

    First off do not admit to committing a crime anywhere, especially on a public website. It can be used against you in a court of law. It is a good idea to speak in the hypothetical.
    You need to speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately, and before you take any further action. You do not want to do or say anything that can incriminate you any further.

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